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Hi I'm Elder McLain

I am currently a Missionary in the Portland Oregon Mission! Your Heavenly Father cares about you!

About Me

I enjoy spreading the gospel because of the joy it has brought to my life. I know the gospel changes lives because I have seen it change mine and because of that it has made me go and Serve a full time mission! My favorite scriptures are Psalms 61:2 / Alma 36:3 & 2 Nephi 28:30!

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't always strong in the church even though I grew up in it. I did my own thing throughout my life and never really thought anything of the church. I only went through the motions to make my family proud and what not. One day while playing organ I played a hymn 270 and it was " I'll go where you want me to go" and midway through playing that song I cried and I had no idea why. I read the words to the song and it said " I'll go where you want me to go I'll be what you want me to be" and it really hit me. After that moment I knew that a mission was a thing for me and that I needed to get back in the church and presume my priesthood callings and to get nearer to my Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I know sometimes we doubt if He's there but I know for a fact that He is there and that He loves each and every single one of us. I am grateful for the opportunity to be on a mission. To be honest it's actually the hardest thing I've ever done. Leaving behind family friends video games girls staying out late and continuing college. But let me tell you something. We are all put through trails and hard things because our Heavenly Father loves us and trusts us to make the correct decision and He will help us get through these challenges if we lean towards Him and pray unto Him. He loves each and every single one of us no matter what we do or the things we may be flawed with.

How I live my faith

I honor my priesthood by being on a mission and teaching others and bringing their souls unto Christ. I know for a fact at the last day when we are at judgment that Christ isn't going to say " what did you accomplish in this life and what cool stuff did you do". The question he's going to ask ALL of us is " how many souls did you bring unto me". I live my faith because I know that it brings pure bliss in lives and I live my faith because I see a joy and happiness within my family that I don't see in other families outside of the Mormon religion. I am grateful for the church and all that they do to the world and how much they give to others and aren't selfish. I live my faith by keeping the covenants I made and by bringing people unto the Savior and talking to people about him as frequently as possible. I live my faith by being a worthy priesthood holder.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Elder McLain
Us Mormon missionaries proselyte because our responsibility and duty as a missionary is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His atonement, Repentance, Baptism , Receiving the Gift of the Holy Ghost and Enduring to the End. Show more Show less